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Beecher, A. B. Obituary

A. B. Beecher, The funeral of the late A. B. Beecher was held at his home Friday afternoon and was very largely attended. Rev. G. K. Fraser, of Northville, assisted by Rev. David Heron, of Broadalbin, and Rev. N. F. Brown and Rev. Mr. Snow, of Northampton. The burial was in the family plot in the Village Cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday May 26, 1904, Vol. XXXIV No. 50, page 3.

Boughton, James M., Obituary

James M. Boughton, aged 78 years, died Sunday at about 8 PM at the family residence, 19 McMartin Street. He is survived by a widow, two daughters Miss Ella Boughton and Mrs. Thompson Morgan, and one son, Albert B. Boughton, all of this city. The deceased was a veteran of the late war and stood well in military circles. He was a member of 91st New York Volunteers.

The funeral was held at 3 pm on Wednesday at the home and 3:30 at the Baptist Church, Rev. C. H. Merrill officiating.l Interment was made in the Johnstown Cemetery>

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday July 28, 1898, Vol. XXIX No. 8, page 5.

Brown, Samuel F., Obituary

Samuel F. Brown, died Monday, at his home, No. 45 Second Avenue, Gloversville, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. The deceased was a native of Saranac, Clinton County, and removed to Gloversville about eighteen years of ago.

He was a veteran of the late rebellion and was a member of Canby Post, G.A.R., of that city. He was also a member of Royal Templars and the North Main Street M.E. Church. About two years ago Mr. Brown sustained a stroke of Paralysis from which he never fully recovered, and last Friday he was again stricken and until the time of his death was only conscious at intervals. Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, Seymour of Burke, Vt., and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Pettit of Snohomish, Wash., Mrs. Susan Beach who resides in Canada and Nancy of Vermont; also two grandchildren, Susie Smith of Saranac and Leslie Smith of Waterbury, Conn..

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday April 5, 1900, Vol. XXX No. 44 page 5.

Case, Jacob C. - Obituary

His skull crushed - Jacob C. Case while blasting rocks in a quarry near Edward Christie Mayfield, had his skull crushed by a piece of stone Thursday. When the blasting was done Mr. Christie from a position near the quarry saw a cloud of dust and fragments of stone rise from the shattered rock and about an hour later walked over to the spot, when he discovered Case lying on the ground at a distance of seventy five or a hundred feet from the pit where the blast occurred. A piece of flying stone had struck him squarely on the head, broken through his hat and crushed his skull. Dr Furbeck was summoned, and with the assistance of Dr. Coons removed the splintered fragments of stone and bone embedded in the brain, a portion of which oozed out of the gaping wound, and made the injured man as comfortable as possible. He was then left in charge of Dr. Coons. The unfortunate man lingered until yesterday morning when his sufferings were ended by death.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday May 26, 1887, Vol. XVII No. 48, page 3.

Cole, William - Obituary

William Cole died at the home of John Weaver Friday afternoon aged 62 years. He was a veteran of the civil war. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Monday at 11 A.M. Rev. Daniel Hughes officiating. Interment was made in the Rockwood Rural Cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Jan. 19, 1899, Vol. XXIX No. 33, page 5.

Cosselman, William - Obituary

Killed By Lightning -- William Cosselman, a farmer residing near the Peck estate about 4 miles west of Gloversville, was struck by lightning during the thunder storm of Saturday afternoon and instantly killed. Cosselman and his hired man, Geo. Guy, were at work in a field near Cosselmans house, and when the storm approached they started for the barn for shelter. Cosselman carried a pitchfork over his shoulder and Guy a wooden rake. When the bolt fell Guy was whirled around and thrown to the ground but retained consciousness and started to crawl to the barn, when he discovered the dead body of Cosselman, whose clothing was torn to ribbons and fired by the lightning. Guy succeeded in attracting the inmates of the house by whom the two victims of the lightning stroke were cared for. Coroner Beach was immediately notified and decided that an Inquest was unnecessary.

Dr. Davis, the examining physician, says that the lightning evidently struck the tines of the pitchfork carried by Cosselman, and passed down the handle, tore out the crown of his hat and scorched the right side of his head then glanced on the right side of his chest, from which it crossed to his left leg and thence to the ground. His heavy boots were torn off and the left one reduced to mere strips of leather. His watch was also ripped to pieces. His face was not badly disfigured. Cosselman was forty-two years old and leaves a wife and several children. Guy sustained a severe shock and was slightly burned about the face and feet, but his injuries were not serious and he has now recovered sufficiently to walk, although he is still affected with dizziness. The soles of his boots were torn off. Large holes ploughed in the ground by the death dealing fluid denote the spots where the two men stood.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday July 14, 1887, Vol. XVIII No. 3, page 3.

Darby, George - Obituary

George Darby, aged 60 years, was called to his long home on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 p. m. Mr. Darby has been sick for some little time with consumption, and has the best of care from his attending physician, but all to no avail. He leaves a wife and two sons John and William besides several sisters, Mrs. Henry Duesler, Mrs. Abraham Lowery, of Rockwood, Mrs. William F. Smith, of this village, and Mrs. Jonas Rivenburg of Akin, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Reformed church and a veteran of the Civil war. He enlisted in the Second Heavy Artillery of New York in 1863 and was in the following battles: Pine Grove, North Arm River and Talopany River where he was severely wounded and was taken to the hospital, where he remained until he was again fit for duty, when he was again sent to the front and remained until he received an honorable discharge from the army. Thus another of the old veterans goes to his long home and there are but a very few of them left in our part of the town. The funeral occurred on Saturday from his late home at 11 a.m. Rev. W. H. Crawford, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. The following old veterans were his pall bearers: Persee Yauney, Wallaco McLaughlin, John Cretser and John P. Whitbeck. The remains were lain to rest in the Rural cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday May 18, 1905, Vol. XXV No. 48, page 6.

Day, E. Stanley - Obituary

E. Stanley Day, for many years a respected resident of this village, but of late residing at Gloversville, died at Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 28, at the age of 42 years. Mr. D. was a man of many excellent traits of character and was highly esteemed by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. He served in the late rebellion and was a member of Col. Sammons Post, G. A. R., as also of Gloversville Lodge, F. and A. M., both of which organizations attended his funeral at the last mentioned place on Wednesday afternoon of last week. He leaves a wife and a brother, Charles, of this village, to mourn his demise.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Feb. 10, 1887, Vol. XVII No. 33, page 3.

Fairbanks, John Q. - Obituary

Fairbanks, John Q. of Gloversville aged 56 years, died Monday afternoon, after a long illness. The deceased was a veteran, having been a member of the 142d regiment, Company K., N. Y. S. infantry. He is survived by his wife and one son, Louis N., also two sisters, Miss Minerva Fairbanks, Mrs. Jennie A. Fonda, and one brother, William Fairbanks. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fonda, No. 176 SOuth Main Street, Gloversville.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Apr. 12, 1900, Vol. XXX No. 45, page 5.

Fay, Lawrance - Obituary

Lawrance Fay, aged 65, was found dead in a chair in his room at 7 South School street, Gloversville, May 11. Death was caused by loss of blood from varicose veins in his foot. Mr. Fay was well known in Gloversville and this city, and had very many friends. During the Civil War he served as captain of a New Jersey company. He was a member of Col. Sammons Post, G. A. R. He is survived by his wife and one son, Archibald, who live in St. Louis, Mo., and one daughter. The funeral service was held from Keiner's undertaking parlors at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. W. E. Park, D. D., officiating. Burial in Prospect Hill.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday May 19, 1904, Vol. XXXIV No. 49, page 5.

Green, William H. - Obituary

William H. Green, a highly respected resident of Gloversville, died suddenly Tuesday, at his home, corner Division street and Steele avenue in that city, aged 75 years. He was up and about the house at an early hour. After breakfast he called at one of his neighbors and on his return home, while in conversation with his wife, he suddenly passed peacefully away. He was widely known by a large circle of friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven daughters and four sons: Mrs. A. Gilbert, Mrs. Anna Hamm, Mrs. J. Stoner, Mrs. Mary Chesebro, Misses Nellie, Cora and Mabel Green, Edward and Gilbert, all of Gloversville, William and George of Chicago; also one sister, Mrs. Proke of Illinois. He was a veteran of the 153d regiment, Co. A., N. Y. S. Vol., and a member of Col. Sammons Post, G. A. R. Funeral services will be held from the late home, conducted by Rev. E. H. Brown and Rev. A. W. Bourn, at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.

The interment will be made in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Apr. 5, 1900, Vol. XXX No. 44, page 3.

Guile, John W. - Obituary

John W. Guile, of the town of Oppenheim, a veteran of the 153rd regiment in the late war, died at his residence, on the morning of Aug. 28, from a complication of diseases contracted during the service. The deceased was a son of William Guile, a veteran of the War of 1812. He was a good and obliging neighbor and will be greatly missed in the community where he resided. He leaves surviving to mourn his loss, two brothers, two sisters and a daughter.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Aug. 30, 1888, Vol. XIX No. 10, page 3.

Hamblin, Ichabod - Obituary

Ichabod Hamblin died Thursday at his home, No. 67 East Fulton street, Gloversville, aged 79 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Bissell, and one son, Ira. The deceased was a veteran of 118th Co. K. also the Canby Post of Gloversville. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. H. Brown, was held at Dr. Bissell's home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Dec. 21, 1899, Vol. XXX No. 29, page 5.

Hayner, Joseph - Obituary

Joseph Hayner, aged 65 years died Saturday morning at the family residence at 213 North Perry Street, of blood poisoning. The deceased suffered the loss of a leg in the civil war and he never fully recovered from the amputation, which eventually resulted in his death. The deceased was a member of Company A., one hundred and fifty third regiment N. Y. V. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters, namely, Hrramans, William of Johnstown and Elmer of Gloversville, Mrs. Alice Antis of Johnstown, Mrs. Fred Rogers and Mrs. Oscar Burdick of Gloversville.

The funeral was held on Monday at 2 P.M. at the late residence. Rev. C. H. Merrill officiating. Interment at Johnstown Cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Aug. 10, 1899, Vol. XXX No. 10, page 8.

Hilton, John - Obituary

Friday, at the Utica State hospital occurred the death of John Hilton of Gloversville aged 58 years. He is survived by a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Young, a son James Hilton and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Putman, all of Gloversville. The remains arrived in Gloversville Friday night and were taken to the home of Mrs. Young, No. 27 Eagle street, where the funeral was conducted Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. by Rev. E. H. Brown, the remains being then placed in the receiving vault of Prospect Hill cemetery. Mr. Hilton was a veteran of the war of rebellion and served three years in company E., 215th regiment, N.Y.S.V. He was also a member of Canby Post, G. A. R.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Apr. 5, 1900, Vol. XXX No. 44, page 7, column 4.

Huntly, Alonzo M. - Obituary

Alonzo M. Huntly died at Mayfield on Thursday aged 58 years. For many years he was a resident of Fultonville and was employed by Alexander Yates and the late John H. Gardinier. He was also a driver for the old Horse Railroad between Fonda and Fultonville. He removed to Mayfield about twenty years ago. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Libbie Huntley. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 P.M. Interment at Mayfield.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Aug. 10, 1899, Vol. XXX No. 10, page 8.

Johnson, Lee - Obituary

Lee Johnson died at his home, No. 8 Montgomery street, Gloversville, Saturday evening, aged 50 years. The deceased was a well known G.A.R. man and a prominent member of Spartan Lodge, I.O.O.F., of Cohoes. In lodge circles he was an active and stood high in order. The funeral services over the remains were held from his late home, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. D. Van Valkenburg.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday July 21, 1898, Vol. XXIX No. 7, page 5.

Ketchum, Seymour W. - Obituary

Seymour W. Ketchum, a member of Company K., 142d regiment, N. Y. Vols., died last Saturday morning at his home, No. 23 Park street, Gloversville, after an illness dating from May last. The deceased was 69 years of age and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. Mr. Ketchum had resided in Gloversville for over thirty years. He was born in Saratoga County, and was the son of Luther and Mary Ketchum. For twenty-two years he had been employed at Burr Brother's lumber mill in Gloversville. Forty six years ago the deceased was married to Miss Katherine A. Miller, who, together with two daughters, Mrs. William Bledsoe, and Mrs. Amos H. Hill; two sons, Chauncey and William H. Ketchum; two brothers, Charles of Los Angeles and Sidney of Gloversville, and one sister, Mrs. Susan Salsbury of Pennsylvania, survive him. The funeral was held at the late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. F. Ralston officiated, and the remains were placed in the Prospect Hill receiving vault.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Feb. 22, 1906, Vol. XXXVI No. 36, page 5.

Marvin, Philemon B. - Death

Marvin - At his residence, Northampton, N. Y., Thursday, Mar. 23, of typhoid pneumonia, Philemon B. Marvin, M. D., in the 51st year of his age.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Mar. 30, 1882, Vol. XIII No. 39, page 2.

Olmstead, O. B. - Obituary

News has been received here of the death of O. B. Olmstead at Plymouth, Mich. Heart failure is believed to have been the cause of death. Mr. Olmstead is well known in this section, and for many years resided in Dolgeville, having removed to that place from this city. Previous to his residence in Johnstown, his home was in Northville. He was about 65 years of age and was a veteran of the Civil War. He conducted a barber shop in Dolgeville for about twenty years, and removed to Michigan about five years ago. A widow and one brother, R. Olmstead, of Gloversville, survive him.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Aug. 31, 1905, Vol. XXXVI No. 11, page 7.

O'Neill, James - Obituary

James O'Neill died at New York June 11, aged 71 years. He had been a resident of this place for many years. He was a member of McKean Post, G. A. R. of this place, having served in the United States navy during the civil war.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday June 29, 1905, page 6.

Place, Monroe - Obituary

A Well Known Citizen of Fulton County Passes Away.

Monroe Place died at his home in Northville Thursday afternoon, aged 49 years. Mr. Place was suddenly attacked with hemorrage of the stomach last Monday evening and his condition at once became alarming. Tuesday evening conciousness left him and in that condition he lingered until 4:30 Thursday afternoon when he died. His health had been somewhat impaired for nearly a year, but there was nothing to cause serious apprehension until the attack of Monday night. The funeral was held at his late home at the Northville House on Monday at 11 A.M. The interment will be in Gloversville.

Deceased was a native of Gloversville and served as a member of Company K., 77th N. Y. Vols., during the late war. About five years ago he leased the Northville House at Northville and under his management it became a popular resort. He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Lydia Anibal, and a son, Charles L. Place. Other surviving relatives are as follows: three sisters, Mrs. Barintha Lasher, Mrs. Angeline Dye, Miss Jane Place, all of Gloversville; a half-brother, Hutchinson Place, also of Gloversville, and a half-sister, Miss Alice Place, whose home is in Syracuse.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Apr. 6, 1893, Vol. XXIII No. 42, page 1.

Sammons, Stephen - Obituary

The Late Stephen Sammons of Stephen Sammons, who died last Wednesday, at the age of 65, in Fonda, Montgomery County, a writer in the Buffalo Express recalls that he was high in the ranks of the know-nothing party in the best days of that organization - he was president of the state council, the first state office in the gift of the party - and was a prominent candidate for the nomination for governor, withdrawing in behalf of Daniel Ullman. With the death of the party, and again with the subsequent close of the rebellion, he retired to private life. He belonged to one the original families of the Mohawk Valley, and we may add one of the "first families" with all that the term implies. The Sammonses have been fighting from the beginning, having fought Indians, tories and southern rebels. Colonel Simeon Sammons, brother of the major, led the first regiment that went from Montgomery County to the late war, and it was in his regiment that Stephen - who, by the way, was an uncle of John H. Starin - won his military title. Both were good soldiers and both brought back honorable wounds. Major Sammons was more than six feet high and broad-shouldered in proportion. His hair was flaming red, and he wore it long and brushed back of his ears. His face was broad, habitually red, and composed of singularly harsh, cold features, surmounted by red and bushy eyebrows, though he was at heart the most genial of men. He had a harsh, unsympathetic voice, but his public speeches were filled with point and anecdote and were generally well received. There was a time when his political prospects were very bright.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Sept. 4, 1879, Vol. X No. 17, page 3.

Sauer, Charles W. - Obituary

Charles W. Sauer, aged 73 years, a well known resident and veteran of the Civil War, was found dead in his room, No. 58 West street, Gloversville, Saturday. The deceased had been in apparent good health up to a few days ago, when he obliged to give up and remain in the house on account of a general breaking down, as the result of a cold. When parties in the house rapped on the door of his room to arouse him that morning, there was no response, and later on investigation revealed the lifeless body in the bed. He had apparently been dead several hours. The deceased was born in Germany, coming to this country at an early age and has been a resident of Gloversville ever since. Mr. Sauer serving during the war with Company E., 115th Regiment, New York Volunteers, the famous "Iron Hearted" regiment, and was a member of Canby post, G.A.R. The deceased is survived by one son, Edward, of Mason City, Ia. The funeral was held at the late home Monday at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Dominic officiating, and the remains were placed in the receiving vault at Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Feb. 22, 1906, Vol. XXXVI No. 36, page 5.

Swart, Lewis - Obituary

Lewis Swart, aged 64, a veteran of the Civil War and a well known and much respected resident of Fish House, died at his home at the place Monday morning at 8 o'clock. The deceased sustained a stroke of apoplexy eight days ago and from that time until his death had hovered between life and death, with hardly a chance of his recovery.

Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Van Husen of Northville, and one brother, William Swart, also of Northville. Several nieces and nephews reside in different parts of the county, a number living in Gloversville and Johnstown.

The Fulton County Republican, Thursday June 17, 1909, Vol. XXXIX No. 44, page 5.

Thorp, Richard - Obituary

Richard Thorp, a pensioner of the late war, member of the 52d Regt. N.Y.V. formerly a resident of Gloversville, was buried on the 9th inst. He died of a lingering fever.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Oct. 24, 1878, Vol. IX No. 21, page 2.

Vanderwerker, Peter M. - Obituary

Peter M. Vanderwerker, a veteran, died last Friday, at his home, No. 34 Grove street, Gloversville, aged 59 years. Deceased had been a resident of that city for over 30 years. The funeral was held from his late residence at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Interment in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Dec. 8, 1898, Vol. XXIX No. 27, page 7.

Walrath, Jacob H. - Obituary

On Saturday morning the sad news of the death of Jacob H. Walrath, aged 64 years, was brought to our village. He had suffered for some time with dropsy. Mr. Walrath was a veteran of the 153rd regiment, Company E., and served three years in the service. But now the last bugle call has sounded and he has gone to join many of his comrades who have before. He leaves a wife and son, William, and three daughters, Libbie, who lived at home, Mrs. Arthur Johnson, and Mrs. Reuben Loucks, all of our town. The pall bearers were all old veterans, being John P. Whitlock, Webster Shaver, John Cretser and Persse Yauney. The funeral occurred on Tuesday, from the Reformed church, Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment in the cemetery at this place.

Source: The Fulton County Republican.

Welch, George W. - Obituary

George W. Welch, a veteran of the Civil War, aged 77 years, died at Gloversville last Friday. The cause of his death was heart disease. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter. The sons are William of Amsterdam, and Abner, who is in the regular army fighting Spainards. The daughter is Mrs. John Palmer of Amsterdam. A sister, Mrs. Norwood Burr of Gloversville, also survives. Deceased was a member of the Fremont street M.E. church.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday June 23, 1898, Vol. XXIX No. 3, page 5.

Williams, Abraham - Obituary

Abraham Williams of Rockwood, a member of Company D., 153d New York Volunteers, died Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Dec. 15, 1898, Vol. XXIX No. 28, page 3.

Winchell, Alexander - Obituary

Alexander Winchell, an old resident of this city, died suddenly of heart disease Monday night. Winchell was seen on the streets during the afternoon, apparently in unusual health. At eight o'clock in the evening he was taken ill and within two hours he died. It was at first suspected that he died of poison, and Coroner Phillips was summoned but found no indications of an unnatural death. He pronounced heart disease the cause of death, and decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Deceased was about 65 years old.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Apr. 17, 1890, Vol. XX No. 43, page 4 column 2.

Young, Richard - Obituary

Richard Young, of No. 15 Bloomingdale avenue, Gloversville, aged 68 years, who has been ill since last February, his sickness being caused from an attack of congestion of the lungs, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The deceased was well known in this city, having lived about here for a number of years. He was employed for a number of years on the F.J. and G. railroad and was one of the first frieght conductors in the employ of the company. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Gloversville, and also of the Canby Post G.A.R., having been a corporal in Company D., 2d Regiment, Veteran Cavalry Volunteers.

Mr. Young was born in Ephratah, and during his early life moved to Gloversville, where he has since resided and where he has made many friends who will learn of his death with deep regret. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Young; six sons, William E., of Montgomery, Alabama; Charles D., of Amsterdam; Herbert F., Frank, Clarence A. and Sidney, of Gloversville; and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Van Vleet of Gloversville. Five brothers, James of this city; Adam, of Tribes Hill; George, of Ephratah; Clark, of Stone Arabia, and Hiram of Gloversville, one sister, Mrs. Jacob Abel, of Ephratah, also survive.

Source: The Fulton County Republican, Thursday Sept. 14, 1905, Vol. ---- No. 13, page 3.